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8 July 2009 , By: compncards
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The final count for the Main Event was 6,494. Day 1d of the Main Event drew a staggering 2,809 players and a ton of controversy. If you haven’t already heard, Day 1d of the Main Event was sold out. In addition over 500 players were turned away due to lack of space.
Categories: WSOP, WSOP Main Event

Matt Damon Discussing Rounders 2

2 7 July 2009 , By: Charlie River
Rounders ended on a positive note - Mike McD leaving NY and his law studies for Las Vegas and a shot at the ultimate poker glory. What happened next? Maybe we'll know one day soon, if Rounders gets a sequel. In this video interview from the WSOP Ante Up for Africa tournament, Matt Damon mentions the word *sequel* in connection with Rounders (one minute into the clip). "I told (Brian) Koppelman and (David) Levien, the writers of Rounders, that we should be in Costa Rica making Rounders 2.

The Main Event is Here

4 July 2009 , By: compncards
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Day 1a is history at the World Series of Poker Main Event. A number that seemed to surprise many was the drop in attendance from Day 1a last year. Last year, Day 1a drew 1,297 players. This year, just 1,116 players entered the event.
Categories: Phil Hellmuth, World Series of Poker Main Event, WSOP

The Doctor is In

1 July 2009 , By: compncards
Unless you are an older poker player, odds are you have never heard of Dr. Max Stern. Dr. Stern is an old school poker player with three WSOP bracelets.
Categories: Dr. Max Stern, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Fedora + Final Table = Bracelet!

26 June 2009 , By: compncards
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We knew that Jeff Lisandro was sick, but c’mon. Three bracelets and each in a different discipline of stud is just insane. Three bracelets in a year is an amazing feat but to achieve the “Triple Crown of Stud” in addition to the bracelets is just short of amazing. Do you know how many players have achieved the triple crown of stud? Including Lisandro, there are four players total that have done this in the history of the WSOP.

Great Chip Tricks with Antonio Esfandiari

25 June 2009 , By: Charlie River
In these days of Iranian elections and protests, your thoughts go naturally to Antonio Esfandiari, the popular high stakes poker pro. He was born in Iran and moved to the US at the age of nine. Before starting his poker career, Esfandiari was a renowned card magician in Los Angeles, something that becomes very obvious when you see him at the poker table. In these videos he shows us some of great chip tricks - and explains how to learn them and perform them.
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